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Civil Engineering

Department Laboratories

Department has well equipped laboratories even to cater to the consultancy works.

 The Department has following Laboratories :

  1. Strength of Materials Laboratory
  2. Surveying Laboratory
  3. Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory
  4. Transportation Engineering Laboratory
  5. Environmental Engineering Laboratory
  6. Computer Aided Design Laboratory (CAD Lab)
  7. Structural Engineering, Building Technology and NDT Lab
  8. Geology and Model Lab
  9. Project lab
Lab 1: Strength of Materials Laboratory
The objective of the strength of materials lab is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments.  In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness etc.
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 Universal testing machine

 Rockwell & Brinell hardness testing machine

 Vicker’s hardness testing machine

 Impact testing machine

 Torsion testing machine

 Compression testing machine

 Slump & compaction factor apparatus

 Flexural testing machine

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 Spring testing machine

 Vibration table

 Vicat apparatus

 Rapid chloride penetration test apparatus

 Mixer machine

 Needle vibrator

 Permeability Apparatus
 

Lab 2: Surveying Laboratory

Surveying lab offers supplemental experience in fundamental land surveying measurement methods for surveying courses, including precision taping methods to perform horizontal measurements, traditional transits and digital theodolites to perform angular measurements, and traditional and automatic levels for elevation measurements. In addition, students have opportunity to use total station equipment, which enables horizontal, vertical, and angular measurements to be made in one operation.

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 Chains

 Prismatic Compass

 Plane tables 

 Dumpy LEVEL

 Electronic THEODOLITE

 Total station 

 Plannimeter 

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 Pentagraph

 Ediograph 

 Hand level

 Abney level

 Clinometer

 Ceylon ghat tracer 

 Box sextant 

Lab 3: Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory

A typical geotechnical engineering laboratory helps in identifying the engineering behavior of soils and rocks. There are different physical, chemical and geotechnical properties determined in the laboratory that is required for identifying the geomaterials. This information is used by geotechnical engineer for designing the type of foundations, earthworks such as dams, embankments, tunnels, reservoirs, pavement subgrades, and specialized applications like waste containment systems. The preciseness of such design is entirely based on the experimental information obtained from a geotechnical laboratory. Therefore, geotechnical engineering laboratory has a great role to play in rendering the subsurface a safe and stable load bearing medium.

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 Direct shear apparatus

 Consolidation apparatus

 Permeability apparatus

 Plastic limit apparatus

 Liquid limit test apparatus

 Shrinkage limit apparatus

 Soil hydrometer

 Laboratory CBR test apparatus 

 Lynx pycnometer

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 UCC testing apparatus 

 Tri axial shear test apparatus

 Sieve shaker – gyratory motorised  

 Lab Vane shear test apparatus 

 Hot Air Oven (bottom heated)

 Particle size distribution apparatus

 Standard Penetration test apparatus

 In-situ vane shear test apparatus

 Gyro-rotatory sieve shaker

Lab 4: Transportation Engineering Laboratory
Transportation engineering applies scientific and technical knowledge to provide economical and efficient transportation service that meets societal needs while maintaining compatibility with environmental, energy and safety goals. The course provides both a broad awareness of transportation concepts and an understanding of scientific and technical knowledge to address transportation problems.
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 Standard penetrometer

 Pensky-Martens Flash and Fire point test apparatus

 Aggregate Crushing value test apparatus

 Aggregate Impact value apparatus

 Ring and ball apparatus (Electrically heated)

 Ductility test apparatus

 Tar viscometer 4mm orifice

 Marshall stability apparatus

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 Centrifugal Extractor (Hand operated)

 Density basket

 Los Angeles Abrasion Testing Machine

 Digital UTM

 Benkelman Beam Apparatus

 Double walled lab Oven

 Electric Hot Plate
 

Lab 5: Environmental Engineering Laboratory

Environmental engineering is a branch of civil engineering concerned with the application of scientific and engineering principles for: 1) protection of human populations from the effects of adverse environmental factors; 2) protection of environments, both local and global, from the potentially deleterious effects of natural and human activities; and, 3) improvement of environmental quality. The lab mainly consists of checking potable water standards, presence of heavy  metals and other pollutants in water.

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 Turbidity meter model-331

 PH meter model L1-127

 BOD Incubator,stabilizer,cyclic timer and thermometer

 Incubator digital controller ins-5

 Flocculater model KFLO-2

 Waterbath model WBD-1

 Muffle furnace

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 Chloroscope ampule type 0.1-5 ppm(12 Amps)

 Desicator plain pp/pa 200mm

 Spectrophotometer

 Hot plate with energy regulator

 Oven with digital controller

 Air condenser
 

Lab 6: Computer Aided Design Laboratory (Cad Lab)

The Objective of this lab is to introduce various CADD software (AutoCAD, Revit), softwares used for Analysis & design (Staad Pro, Ansys, NISA) and softwares used for planning & management( Primevera, MSP).

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 Auto CAD

 Revit

 Inventor

 Staad Pro

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 NISA CIVIL

 Primavera

 ANSYS

 MSP

Lab 7: Structural Engineering Lab

Objective of Structural engg lab is to conduct experimental studies on model/prototype of structural elements and assemblies under various static and dynamic loading conditions.

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 Horizontal Shake table with eccentric Cam

 Horizontal Shake table with cylindrical Cam

 Vertical shake table

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 Digital Storage Oscilloscope (2 channel – 50 MHz & 4 channel – 70 MHz)

 Vibration Absorption test set up

 Strain Measurement Kit (Strain Gauges, Strain Rossets (2 element& 3 element), Strain Indicators (5 channel))

Lab 8: Building Technology And Non Destructive Testing Lab

Building technology and NDT lab explores ways to use design and technology to test various building parameters that contribute to a more humane, environmentally responsible and structurally stable built world. It allows the students to quantify the comfort conditions in a building using state of the art testing equipments. The lab also gives an insight into the structural conditions of a building without damaging it.

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 Rebound Test Hammer

 Sound level meter

 Digital Anemometer

 Psycrometer

 Hygrometer

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 Digital Lux meter

 Ultrasonic Pulse velocity tester

 Concrete penetrometer

 Cup Anemometer

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